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The Chocolate Cake That Changed Everything

<b>Author Notes:</b> From Sweet Laurel Bakery’s cookbook: “This was the cake that changed everything. Our whole company, and point of view, is founded on this cake. Decadent, rich, beautiful, and intensely chocolaty, it flies in the face of people who don’t think you can have your cake and be grain-free, …

This is the best style of meditation for you, based on your wellness needs

Thanks to an ever-growing contingent of studios, apps, and audio guides, meditation is now as accessible as a cup of expensive take-out coffee. And …

Elizabeth Olsen does double duty in 'Wind River' and 'Ingrid Goes West'

Room 64 at the Chateau Marmont is possibly the most Instagrammable spot in L.A. Its wrap-around terrace is suspended just below the homes built into the Hollywood Hills, tiny glass boxes that form their own constellation when night falls. Rumor has it Howard Hughes once lived in this two-bedroom …

Couples That Are Comfortable Talking About Poop Are The Happiest Couples

<i>Credit: Shutterstock / Jennifer Bui/Thrillist</i><p>Everybody poops. Also, everybody deserves happiness. Therefore, from a logical standpoint, everybody …

17 Cottage Pie Recipes With an Irresistible Mashed Potato *Crust*

There’s no more satisfying comfort food this time of year than a hearty pot pie. But rolling out pastry dough is not exactly synonymous with *relax* mode, amiright? Enter cottage pie, with all the meat-and-gravy stew you crave topped with a mashed tater crust. Similar to shepherd’s pie, but made …

Learn About Tattoo History While Getting Inked at This Museum

The Field Museum in Chicago is currently showing an exhibition that explores the 5,000-year-old history of tattooing across the globe. It's also literally bringing ink to the museum world in the form of a pop-up tattoo shop.<p><i>All images courtesy of the Field Museum</i><p>The history of tattooing spans over …

17 magical dishes from ‘Harry Potter’ that are actually real

1/<p>Harry is allowed to finish Dudley's knickerbocker glory in the first 'Harry Potter' book. It's a layered ice cream sundae served in a tall glass …

Harry Potter

I Quit Texting My Boyfriend for a Week, and Here's What It Taught Me About My Relationship

I'd never gone more than a few hours without texting bae. Until now.<p>I got my first cell phone when I was 12 years old and started dating my boyfriend, Nick, when I was 14. We knew each other IRL, but our entire eight-year relationship exists in our phones. I remember our initial awkward, flirty …

A polyglot describes what it's like to speak 20 languages

For 20-year-old Tim Doner, a trip to the kebab shop isn't just a means to spiced meat — it's a way to teleport himself far, far away.<p>Doner, an …

Search for fossils from the comfort of home

“Armchair anthropologist” takes on new meaning at FossilFinder.org. The citizen science website is seeking volunteers to look for fossils and stone …

Fossils

22 Life-Changing Printables You Need This Year

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Brownie Pudding

Can we handle brownie pudding right now? Mid-January? Because this stuff is so good I want to seriously marry it. And (I rarely say this), it’s so …

Dessert

Kind dog-lover knits cheery holiday sweaters for homeless pups

Jan Brown is on a mission to keep dogs warm — one sweater at a time.<p>The 52-year-old woman from Sunderland, England, has knitted more than 300 festive …

Christmas Brunch

From glazed cinnamon rolls to a cheesy bacon and onion quiche, here are fantastic Christmas brunch recipes.

She's A Lesbian, He's Gay, And Their 33-Year Marriage Will Change Your Perception Of Love

"Life is nothing if not an interesting adventure."<p>Dennis and Linda Anfuso met in art school, bonded over their interest in "The Wizard of Oz," fell in love and got married. But that's where the traditional narrative ends. Dennis, 60, identifies as gay, and Linda, 59, is an intersex woman who …

The Great Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on How to Do “Hugging Meditation”

“When we hug, our hearts connect and we know that we are not separate beings.”<p><i>“I embrace you with all my heart,”</i> Albert Camus wrote in his beautiful letter of gratitude to his childhood teacher shortly after winning the Nobel Prize. To embrace one another with our whole hearts is perhaps the …

Meditation

Summer Bounty Frittata

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Keep September simple by tossing all your favorite summer vegetables into a dish that works at any time</i> …

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how to cook spaghetti squash

Today’s post is sort of a recipe, but really more of a “how to” post. I’m going to show you all how to cook spaghetti squash. I figured if I didn’t …

5 Cookies That Are Actually Pretty Good For You

Brace yourself because we’re about to tell you something that’s going to change your life: Cookies can be healthy. Here, six recipes for good-for-you …

Dessert

41 Thai Recipes to Make at Home

Here are 41 of our favorite Thai recipes, inspired by the cuisine's addictive sweet, savory, salty, and spicy flavors.<p>If you take a deep dive into our recipe database, you'll notice a few interesting things: 1. the liberal use of Aleppo pepper; 2. a relative lack of banana recipes (our boss, <b>Adam</b> …

Cooking

3 Dogs, 1 View: Goofy Photos To Rival Serious Portraiture

Ridiculously adorable and completely dumb animal pics populate the Internet in volumes. Animal lovers have a quirky hodgepodge of Buzzfeed listicles, Bored Panda galleries, and puppy-promoting Instagram accounts like that of the talented Earl Boykins to sift through. In praise of goofy seriousness, …

How to Make a Coffee Table from a Whiskey Barrel | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Pete Sveen. It originally appeared on his website, diypete.com.</i><p>A while back, a buddy of mine came across a …

The Science of Facial Hair: What Signals Do Beards, Stubble, and Mustaches Send to Others? | The Art of Manliness

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a yes or no answer to every question of aesthetics?<p>It’s certainly how magazines and pop culture presents things when …

62 Home Library Design Ideas With Stunning Visual Effect

Having a home library seems so classy and distinguished. In fact, that image of a room with antique furniture and lots of books, a desk and sliding …

How and Why to Become a Lifelong Learner | The Art of Manliness

For the first twenty-two years or so of our lives, our main “job” is learning. The bulk of our time is spent in classrooms acquiring new knowledge. …

Unarmed Self-Defense from the Mad Men Era | The Art of Manliness

As I was browsing through some old magazines the other day, I came across a fantastic issue of <i>Popular Science</i> from 1962 that contained a feature on …

Wren's First Kiss

What happens when you turn a camera on a couple kissing for the first time? Wren finds out for its fall campaign.<p>A first kiss is nerve-wracking under any circumstances—but turn a camera on it and things can get downright awkward. Wren sought to capture this sweetly unnerving moment, calling on …

Leaving Las Vegas: ghost towns and alien encounters in rural Nevada

Viva Las Vegas! When Elvis Presley sang those words 50 years ago, he captured the essence of the famous desert resort city. Vegas is always full of life, from the surging crowds along the sidewalks of The Strip to the dramas playing out around the tables in its many casinos. There comes a time, …